July 2019 Board Report: Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (GOV/INF/2019/9)

Report by the Director General
July 8, 2019

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

1. This report of the Director General to the Board of Governors and, in parallel, to the United Nations Security Council (Security Council), is on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (Iran’s) implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in relation to the level to which it is enriching uranium. It provides an update on developments since the Director General’s previous reports.

Activities Related to Enrichment

2. On 7 July 2019, Iran provided the Agency with updated design information indicating that the enrichment level of the UF6 product is up to 5% U–235 at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz. On 8 July 2019, Iran informed the Agency that, based on the operator’s assessment, the enrichment level of the UF6 product at FEP “is about 4.5%”.

3. On 8 July 2019, the Agency, using its on-line enrichment monitors, verified that Iran was enriching UF6 above 3.67% U-235 at FEP. On the same date, the Agency took samples of the UF6 product for analysis.